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Near Fort Oglethorpe in Walker County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Van Derveer's Brigade

Brannan's Division

 

—Thomas’ Corps —

 
Van Derveer's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2017
1. Van Derveer's Brigade Marker
Inscription.
VanDerveer’s Brigade.
Brannan’s Division……………Thomas' Corps
Colonel Ferdinand VanDerveer
September 20, 1863. 8 a.m., 1st Position.

87th Indiana - Colonel Newell Gleason
2nd Minnesota - Colonel James George
9th Ohio - Colonel Gustave Kammerling
35th Ohio - Lieutenant Colonel Henry V. Boynton
4th U.S. Battery 1 - Lieutenant Frank G. Smith

The Brigade advanced, at 8 a.m., from its bivouac immediately west of the Dyer house, and took position as the reserve of Brannan's Division.

Soon after 10 a.m. the Brigade was ordered to proceed in haste to the assistance of General Baird's line north and east of the Kelly field.

At the same time the Battery was ordered to the Snodgrass house where it remained in action until the close of the battle. The Brigade, facing north, marched rapidly in two lines deployed, two regiments in each line, gradually swinging around until it entered the Kelly field with its lines parallel to the LaFayette road. Here it was attacked in flank at close quarters by Adams' and Stovall's Brigades of Breckinridge's Division which had passed around the Union left and gained its rear.
 
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker
Van Derveer's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2017
2. Van Derveer's Brigade Marker
View of the tablet looking north along the Glenn-Kelly Road.
Number MT-644.)
 
Location. 34° 55.276′ N, 85° 15.865′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Walker County. Marker is on Glenn-Kelly Road north of Dyer Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. This tablet is located a short distance off the east side of the roadway, at the edge of the woods. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Oglethorpe GA 30742, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Brannan's Division (within shouting distance of this marker); Kershaw's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Croxton's Brigade. (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 15th Georgia Infantry (about 400 feet away); S. Beatty's Brigade (about 500 feet away); Longstreet's Corps (about 500 feet away); 20th Georgia Infantry (about 600 feet away); John B. Hood (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
 
More about this marker. In locating this tablet I used the "Chickamauga Battlefield" map, that I purchased at the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, Visitor Center, to determine both the marker number for this tablet and the tablet's location in relation to the rest of the park's monuments, markers, and tablets. According to the map it provides
Van Derveer's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2017
3. Van Derveer's Brigade Marker
View of the tablet looking south along the Glenn-Kelly Road.
the, "numerical listing of all monuments, markers, and tablets on the Chickamauga Battlefield (using the Chick-Chatt NMP Monument Numbering System).”
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Van Derveer's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2017
4. Van Derveer's Brigade Marker
View of the tablet located a short distance off the east side of the roadway, at the edge of the woods.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 28, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 27, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 49 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 28, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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